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Midday Concert @ 1:00pm with Classical Guitarist Kevin Morse and Trumpeter/Composer Mark Tipton

Feb 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


ELLSWORTH, MAINE – Classical guitarist Kevin Morse and trumpeter/composer Mark Tipton will play a Midday Concert at 1:00pm on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth, Maine.

This free, professional concert is presented by Ellsworth Community Music Institute with sponsorship by Machias Savings Bank. The theme is romance, since the concert is so close to Valentine’s Day. The program will include classical and Spanish solos, duo arrangements for trumpet and guitar, and selections from a list of standards. These are versatile musicians, so listeners can expect a variety of musical offerings.

Kevin Morse, classical guitar, has spent his life dedicated to the development and mastery of the classical guitar.  He is the protégé of a legendary guitarist from England named Stanley Watson, whom he met when he was 13 years old in Rochester, New York. Since then, Kevin’s powerful technique and sound has earned him formidable recognition and acclaim.  He continues to teach Watson’s methods.

Pictured left to right: Classical guitarist Kevin Morse and trumpeter/composer Mark Tipton

He has performed throughout the United States and Europe.  He has been an artist in residence at numerous New England schools and is committed to the exposure and education of young people to the world of Spanish Guitar.  In 1992 he was the winner of a prestigious International Competition sponsored by “Guitar Player Magazine”, where he was named the “Ultimate Classical Guitarist” from an extensive field of players from Europe and the United States.

Mark Tipton, trumpet, is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and holds a BM in Trumpet Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory and an MM in Trumpet Performance from the Mannes College of Music (NYC). He has studied trumpet with Ryan Anthony, Jack Sutte, Roy Poper, Charley Davis, and Vincent Penzarella.  He has performed with such artists as Yves Abel, John Williams, Ray Barretto, Quincy Jones, David Liebman, Bobby McFerrin, and Maria Schneider, and in Maine with the Portland Brass Quintet, PORTopera, Portland Ballet, the Choral Art Society, and the Colby Orchestra. Mark leads Les Sorciers Perdus, (“The Lost Wizards”), a pan-genre ensemble founded in 2008 that blends jazz, classical, world folk, rock, popular, and experimental music.

As a composer, Mark has written over a dozen full-length silent film scores, works for orchestra and chamber ensembles, jazz suites, solo trumpet pieces, a ballet, and performance art installations. He has served as Executive Director of the Portland Conservatory of Music (PCM) and has also taught on the faculties of Bowdoin College, Colby College, PCM, and the USM School of Music. He currently serves as Development Director for the 1932 Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Morse and Tipton are both members of the faculty at Ellsworth Community Music Institute.

For more information, please call 207-664-9258 or email:  Admission is free to the public.


Feb 11, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Theater @ The Moore Community Center
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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